"Pay my troops no mind; they're just on a fact-finding mission."

Frederik Pohl’s Gateway: The Parser Game

This is parser gaming at its best.

Inspired by some of the basic ideas in an(excellent) science fiction novel, it has a plot that includes virtual reality hacking, existential philosophy, and dangerous space exploration. Better yet, all the puzzles logically make sense if you think everything through.

The programmers thought of just about every command you could type in, especially the vulgar and violent ones. Finding these easter eggs is definitely part of the fun.

It can be downloaded for free here.

And it can be played using an emulator like DosBox

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